Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Young Outfielders Get a Chance
I had a choice in the title: I could say Ellsbury and Cameron go down, but I chose the optimistic side of the current title. It's getting hard to be optimistic as a Red Sox fan lately, they are 4-9, losing 2-6 to the Rangers at the moment, but oh well, keep the faith! Jacoby Ellsbury (right) is still hurt from that nasty collision Sunday before last, he went on the 15-day Disabled List earlier today. Before he went down, Ellsbury was .333/0/1 with 2 steals to begin the season. Mike Cameron, who has an abdominal strain was .233/0/0 in centerfield. The good news (finally) is that two young outfielders: Josh Reddick and Darnell McDonald got the call up. Josh Reddick is batting 9th tonight, and McDonald will play on the bench. Last year, Reddick was .169/2/4 in 27 games and McDonald was .267/2/10 in 47 games for the Reds. I know we hate it but we have to stick with our team.